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Senior Software Engineer (Fulltime | Remote | Python)

New York City, NY

What is the Role?
Looking for a Senior Software Engineer driven to solve hard problems in novel, elegant ways, and grow highly scalable systems. You will work on scaling out an out-of-home digital ad exchange that is capable of handling billions of transactions. Some of the things you'll do:
  • Ship small to large features independently
  • Pair with other senior engineers on the team to help deliver key initiatives
  • Work with and mentor fellow software engineers to enhance our platform.
  • Play a key role in shaping our team, our roadmap and our technical strategy.
  • Operate in a team that follows best practices for shipping good software, including documentation, comprehensive testing, CI/CD hygiene and code instrumentation 

We’d love to hear from you if you:
  • Have 3-5 years of full-stack software engineering experience with a track record of building clear, maintainable code, and engineering large-scale systems
  • Have strong experience with Python or comparable server-side languages, like Java or Node
  • Have experience in frontend technology using HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Have experience in building out well-thought functional and unit tests
  • Have experience using metrics and monitoring tools/frameworks to handle performance optimization or to provide visibility into the systems
  • Have experience with architecture and development of business solutions and acting as a thought leader in cloud-based technical solutions
  • Have experience of mentoring, educating and motivating young developers.
  • Have strong problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Are a strong communicator who communicates effectively across groups, locations and cultures, in-person and virtually
  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, or a similar field or applicable experience in the industry.
  • Some technology and tools we use:
  • Python, Django, Javascript, React, gRPC as the main languages and frameworks of choice
  • AWS Lambda, Kubernetes for running our applications 
  • Postgres, S3, Elasticsearch, Dynamo, Snowflake as data stores
  • Spark, Airflow for ETL, DAG management

The expected compensation for this role at time of hire is a salary range of $130,000 - $165,000, plus bonus (based on level and performance), and stock options. 

Interview Process
  • 1 or 2 preliminary phone screens of 45 min each
  • Virtual onsite that consists of 4-5 rounds (45 mins each) spread across 1 or 2 days meeting:
  • Stakeholders (like Product, Operations, Technical Account Management)
  • Development team (to gauge problem solving skills)
  • Infrastructure team (to gauge technical architectural skills)
  • Hiring Manager / VP of Engineering
  • CTO round (optional)

Your first 30 days:
  • Learn and understand corporate, departmental and team goals
  • Work with the Product team to have a clear understanding of the product roadmap
  • Identify and incorporate tools needed for working on the transaction processing platform
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot production application issues

Your first 60 days:
  • Gain a good understanding of the landscape
  • Pair with team members on committed initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with other engineering teams and incorporate best practices
  • Work with stakeholders and formulate delivery plans for key initiatives

Your first 90 days:
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership in the development team
  • Drive architecture for the team, consistently designing code that is aligned with the overall service architecture
  • Promote and drive innovation in technologies, processes, and tools
  • Deliver projects on time and budget, ensuring quality standards are met
  • Mentor and develop team members, provide constructive feedback on design and code quality and build an inclusive culture with high performing teams
  • Help define and enforce development practices, including unit tests and code reviews.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the business environment and strategy

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